product management

  • Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

    Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

    Innovations in 3D printing have done their part to inspire maker-culture. We print, or at-least try to print, drones, human organs, and even medications. Additive techniques are practical and accessible for much of the prototyping process. However, just because we can print synthetic drugs with 3D printers, doesn’t mean we can print something as simple as a walnut radio. Shaper, a… Read More

  • Taking the “dysfunction” out of cross-functional teams Crunch Network

    Taking the “dysfunction” out of cross-functional teams

    As part of our Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) engineering meet-up series, I had the opportunity to host a panel of leaders of various functions at Twitter, Oculus and Facebook to discuss best practices in cross-group teamwork and collaboration — this is what they said. Read More

  • The Worst Possible Name For Your Brand And Three Things You Can Learn From It Crunch Network

    The Worst Possible Name For Your Brand And Three Things You Can Learn From It

    Let’s say you want to come up with a great brand name for a new beverage brand you’re launching. You know what consumers are looking for, and you’re the creative type. What’s the biggest naming mistake you could make? How about a name like “Sweat” or “Pschitt?” Or something difficult to spell and pronounce? Those missteps would certainly be… Read More

  • Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter has today announced some product and policy changes aimed at better tackling violent threats and abuse on its platform. The problem of the mainstream social network being misappropriated as an amplification medium for minority hate groups to — for instance — spread jihadist terrorist sentiments and propaganda, or harass and threaten women with messages of violent misogyny… Read More

  • Adobe’s Slate Is A Visual Storytelling App For The iPad

    Adobe’s Slate Is A Visual Storytelling App For The iPad

    With Slate, Adobe is launching a new text- and photo-centric storytelling app for the iPad today. About a year ago, Adobe launched Voice, its first standalone storytelling app that lets users record their own stories and then illustrate them with images (the Voice app is also getting an update today, by the way). Slate takes a different (and somewhat less experimental) approach and focuses… Read More

  • Atlassian CEO Talks About Their Business Model

    Atlassian’s 2011 Revenues Were $102 Million With No Sales People

    One of the fastest growing enterprise software companies is Sydney-based Atlassian, which makes product management software for software development. CEO Scott Farquhar and president Jay Simons were in New York City last week talking to investment bankers exploring an eventual IPO and dropped by the TCTV studio. Revenues for calendar year 2011 (which is different than its fiscal year) were… Read More